Sunday, June 15, 2014

Allison Katzman & Junko Wong Panel Talk

Blythe Kisses for Allison!
Pictured above: Blythe Kisses for Allison
We are SO HAPPY to announce there will be a pre-BCon panel with Allison Katzman, Blythe's creator and designer, and Junko Wong, president and CEO of CWC.  This is an extremely rare opportunity to have these two women share their experience and insight.

The panel talk is on Friday, August 1st, the day before BlytheCon.  It will be held at the Seattle Central Library and we are limited to only 100 seats and you must be a ticket holder to RSVP for the talk.  If you'd like to come please purchase a ticket to BCon HERE. We will contact ticket holders for their RSVP within the next 2 weeks.  We will also have a Pre-Meet at the Olympic Sculpture Park later that afternoon.

BlytheCon Panel Talk with Allison Katzman and Junko Wong
Seattle Central Library
Friday, August 1st, 11:30-1:30pm
*The talk will be from Noon - 1pm.  We hope to have a Q&A session after the talk with our guests.

BCon Pre-Meet
Olympic Sculpture Park
Friday, August 1st, 3pm - end

BlytheCon Seattle 2014
Seattle Center's Fisher Pavilion
Saturday, August 2nd, 10:30 - 6pm

Group Pic with Allison
We had the privilege to share many great stories with Allison and her daughter over lunch.  The conversation was mind blowing, we found out Allison also designed Emerald Witch!  Blythe was inspired by Betty Boop and NOT Margaret Keane's art.  She designed many other dolls and was the only female designer in her firm, Marvin Glass.  I asked her what it was like, being the only woman working in a "man's world".  She said, "Have you seen MadMen?... Just like that!"  We all laughed!

We didn't want the lunch to end.  Allison was so energetic and vivacious in person.  We hope to bring some of that magic to the panel talk.

We would like to thank Allison and her daughter Abby for meeting with us and Reilly for introducing us.  We'd also like to thank Junko Wong for making the long trek from Tokyo and Angel for arranging everything!  You guys are all awesome for making this talk possible.


  1. This is just wonderful beyond words to have these two women come to Seattle Blythecon for a panel! I can't wait to hear more about your meeting with Ms. Katzman too!

  2. Oh no! Our flight doesn't get in until 1:24pm (Boo)! Will someone be able to videotape the Panel Talk and post on youtube for those of us who will miss it?

  3. How do I RSVP for the Panel Talk?